a peek inside the fishbowl

22 Nov, 2013

Like a kid in a candy store

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

Many moons ago Ottawa Magazine asked me if I’d be interested in answering a few questions about my favourite neighborhood for a special “Neighborhoods” edition. There was a quick interview and a very fun photoshoot with the talented Jessica Deeks, and then I promptly forgot about it. Check out this wee write up on Jessica’s website. I’m there along with some other Ottawa folks. I look BEYOND THRILLED to be eating that gelato eh? You’d think I’d never had ice cream before. Cracks.Me.Up. (FYI, this edition will be on newsstands in the spring.)

3 Responses to "Like a kid in a candy store"

1 | Brenda A

November 22nd, 2013 at 2:34 pm


Can’t wait to read! You look great! I see nothing wrong with a grin that big when one is about to eat gelato.

2 | andrea tomkins

November 24th, 2013 at 10:20 am


Thank you Brenda! It was a fun shoot, and the gelato was delish. :)

3 | Katie

November 26th, 2013 at 8:18 pm


Yum! This is my favourite treat spot in Ottawa, but it is hard to fit in my budget. So I just have gelato for lunch. You need a give away for this gem!

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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